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Founded in 1915, we started with a single recycling location and have grown into a global enterprise, and one of the largest metal recyclers and steel manufacturers in the United States. Our vertical integration model was the first of its kind and revolutionized the way the steel industry operates today.

We are also a Fortune 1000, global company that is committed to delivering industry-leading customer service, providing a safe and healthy environment where our employees can succeed, creating value for our investors and improving our communities. 

We are sensitive to the impact our industry has on the environment, which is why we are committed to a process that minimizes our carbon footprint and preserves our natural resources for future generations. Our recycling facilities collect metals from the community and convert them into steel that supports our infrastructure. 

Mill Helper (4795)

Location: Birmingham, AL (0212)  
Relocation Assistance: No
Position Overview

A Mill Helper is an entry level position in the Rolling Mill Department. The Mill Helper learns the job on both the Hot side and Cold side of the operations

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Learn to operate a variety of equipment including computers, measuring devices (micrometers, vernier calipers and rulers) overhead cranes, oxy-fuel torches, grinders, hand tools, stud welders, stud nailers, air wrenches, product conveying systems, forklifts and job cranes
  • Will learn to operate the feeder bed, P4 bundle tagging, product quality identification and heat lot separation
  • Will learn to make adjustments to rolling equipment, straightener, strapping machines, cold shear an stacking equipment
  • Learn to maintain, disassemble and assemble rolling mill stands, straightener, stacking and cold shear equipment
  • Support role assisting assigned to Rolling Mill crew with day to day operations
  • Expected to be an active participant in Safety Meetings, Crew Meetings and Housekeeping activities
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
Experience and Skill Requirements
  • Basic computer skills
  • Work on a rotating shift which may include weekends and holidays; 12-hour shifts.
  • Some overtime will be required
  • Must e able to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work as a team player in a fast paced environment with excellent strong work ethic, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Must be able to learn quickly and multitask 
  • Ability to work in extreme heat

    Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to learn quickly and multitask
  • Ability to work in extreme heat
  • Works 12 hour rotation shifts; nights and/or weekends included 
  • Must pass a Physical Agility Test (P.A.T.)
Education Requirements
  • High School graduate or G.E.D.


CMC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or other status protected by federal, state or local law.